50 Latina Tech Founders — The Stats

Cecilia Corral
May 3, 2018 · 3 min read

A few weeks ago I published a list of 35 Latina founders who had raised more than $1 million in funding. Since then 15 additional names have been verified, bringing the list up to 50!

Data on Founders

Like many others, I was interested in knowing more about these 50 founders. I used public data and data the founders shared with me privately to get a better understanding of who they are.

24% of Latina tech founders who have raised more than $1 million are solo founders and almost 50% are CEOs

One of the most frequent questions I received about these founders was their family’s country of origin. This stemmed primarily from a number of Latina women who had been looking for role models and were extremely excited to finally find a fellow Venezuelan or Puerto Rican to look up to. I listed the Latin American countries these founders and their families come from below to help showcase the various countries represented.

The “biracial” data represents a number of non-Latin American countries, which I included to emphasize what we know about Latinxs coming from a variety of backgrounds. There were several founders who came from two Latin-American countries, those countries are both counted for on the graph.

Data on Companies

We had 3 pairs of Latina co-founders! Therefore I sliced the data by company (N=47) to take a look at where these companies are located and who is helping them get started.

81% of Latina-founded companies who have raised more than $1 million are based in the United States, and they are concentrated in New York and California

As a YCombinator founder myself, I was curious about who else was helping these companies get started. I was surprised to see 36.2% of the companies never went through an accelerator, including 4 of the top 5 most funded companies. 10.6% of all companies went through multiple accelerators or incubators. YCombinator has funded the largest number of Latina-founded companies who have raised more than $1 million in funding, at 25.5%.

36.2% of the 50 Latina-founded companies never went through an accelerator or incubator, including 4 of the top 5 most funded companies

Current List

Today, I am excited to share the updated list of 50 founders:

Follow these founders on Twitter and follow the work of their companies. If you have more names to submit, the form is still open: https://goo.gl/forms/2eBpQg0saYSJiKu73

Let’s get this list to 100!

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